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APM Apo 6"F/8 FPL51-ED special

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Doublet ED Apo 152/1200 mm Optical Tube with Accessories !!!

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The 152-1200 Doublet is a mold breaker in the 6" Refractor category. We have painstakingly engineered an optical and tube solution to bring you APM quality at an unheard price. The new 152-1200ED features a Doublet lens cell using Ohara/Japan FPL-51 ED Glas complimented by a Lanthanum coated element to maximize performance. Our innovative combination of materials and design has resulted in optical performance far beyond the normal for a telescope of this price. As with all APM telescopes consistency is assured and each telescope goes through an interferometrical test at the 532nm (green) wavelength before shipping.

With a generous 1200mm focal length, the 152-1200ED is an impressive all-rounder. From intricate double star observing to high contrast detailed planetary views, this new scope will introduce a whole new group of Astronomy enthusiasts to APM quality.

The new 152-1200ED is also supplied with extensive accessories. Inside the quality Aluminium transport case you will find not only a fantastic value telescope but also a newly designed 2.5" focuser, CNC tube rings incorporating a carrying handle, 330mm Losmandy style dovetail, 2" Stardiagonal and finder bracket. All you need to do is add an eyepiece, a finderscope and mount.

Traditional APM quality has been applied in all areas. The new 2.5" focuser is a Rack and Pinion type, with 1:10 focusing. It remains rigid under high loads making it suitable for imaging. The attention to detail extends to areas like the 2" and 1.25" eyepiece adapters. These use a new design of collar clamp, far superior to the common brass compression rings found on lesser designs. Of course, if you would like to use a Starlight Instruments Feather Touch (model FTF3035B-A) then this can be supplied as an option, for that reason the tube end has an thread M109 x 1 and M95 x 1 to accept a 3" or 2.5" Starlight focuser.

Imaging accessories for the 152-1200 include a 2.5" (Order Nr. TSFlat2,5) field flattener which maintains focal length. There is also a dedicated Massimo Riccardi designed APM Reducer (Order Nr. APM-RIRED152-1200S-2L or APM-RIRED152-1200-2L). This changes the focal length by a factor of x0.75, resulting in a 900mm focal length and fast f5.9 aperture.

With the 152-1200ED we believe we have created an Apochromatic Refractor of incomparable performance and value in its category.

Delivery contains:

Optical Tube
1 Pair of Tuberings
2,5" Focuser with 1:10 Microfocusing
3" Losmandy-Style Dovetail
Shoe for Finderbracket
Carrying Case

Type of telescope doublet ED-Apochromat
Lens doublet ED-Apochromat with Glass Combination: Ohara FPL-51 ED + Lanthanium H-LAF53
Color:black / white
Tube material:Aluminium
Aperture:152 mm
Focal ratio:f/8
Focal length:1200 mm
Coating:Broadband Mulitcoated
Limit value:12.7 mag
Max. useful visual power:300 x
Backfokus:180 mm
Focuser:2.5" Rack and Pinion Focuser with 1:10 Micro Focusing
Connection to eyepiece:2" / 1 1/4" with adapter
Tube diameter:156 mm
Dewcap diameter:186 mm
Tube weight : 23.54 Lbs with Rings and 3" dovetail
Eyepiece adapter:to 2" and 1.25"

Each of the telescopes leaving our hand must pass a strong  test and a critical star test.

 Special Price US $ 2,500.00 for 2.5inch focuser version and US $ 3,000.00 for 3.7 inch focuser version




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